IS 567 Academic Librarianship

Introduces the higher education environment in which academic librarians and other information professionals operate in order to prepare students for leadership roles both within academic libraries and in their parent institutions. This course explores academic librarianship through a variety of lenses including: history and organization of higher education; accreditation; characteristics of students; roles of faculty and other campus professionals; and current issues and challenges.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the characteristics and unique needs of campus constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, administrators, and alumni.
  • Analyze how an institution is structured and governed to achieve its mission.
  • analyze the relationship between an institution's mission, curriculum and library.

Recent syllabus

Scheduled Offerings

  • Fall 2019

    • IS567A
      Tue, 9:00 am - 11:50 am
      Room 109
      On-Campus
      Instructor
      Maria Bonn
      CRN
      68917
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4
    • IS567AO
      Wed, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      Online
      All other students need department approval. Email ischool-advising@illinois.edu.
      Instructor
      Melissa Wong
      CRN
      68986
      Length
      16 weeks
      Credit hours
      4

Textbooks and Course Materials

Available from the Illinois Union Bookstore (IUB).